Rape Kit Backlog Eliminated

The Houston Forensic Science Center eliminated its previous backlog of approximately 300 untested sexual assault kits and has achieved a 30-day turnaround time on testing.

Kits

Houston Reacts To Dallas Shootings Of Police Officers

Mayor wants to meet with different groups to come up with a strategy to improve trust between police and the community.

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Dallas Press Conference

Seeking New Cohen Ambassadors!

Cohen Ambassadors serve as a liaison between a neighborhood civic group and our Council Office.

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Cohen Ambassador Program

Preserving tree-lined Yale Street

Houston City Council approves 1.6 miles of thoroughfare the city’s first “green corridor.”

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Yale

Closing Gaps In Houston’s Bike Trail System

New project is a big step toward a continuous bike network for the city.

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Connected Trails

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Jul. 22, 2016City of Houston

Mayor Turner Creates Justice Complex Commission

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the creation of a Justice Complex Commission to study all available options for developing, acquiring and financing a new justice complex that will provide police officers and other members of the Police Department and Municipal Courts a fully functional facility to serve and protect the City of Houston and its citizens.  The commission will begin its work by reviewing prior plans that identified the increased cost and loss of functionality of existing facilities.    Continue Reading »

Jul. 15, 2016City of Houston

Houston Remains on the Cutting Edge of Accessible Affordability

The City of Houston’s single-family home reconstruction program has been recognized as a national model by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its innovative approach to affordable and accessible home design.  HUD announced Thursday that Houston is one of four cities in the country to receive a 2016 HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award. Houston’s award is in the Community-Informed Design category and recognizes the city’s collaborative effort with architectural design firm bcWorkshop to engage the community in the design of homes rebuilt with Disaster Recovery Round 2 (DR2) funds from HUD. Continue Reading »

Jul. 12, 2016Houston Public Media

Airbag Recall A Major Concern In Houston

The largest recall in U.S. history involves tens of millions of vehicles on the road right now. Community leaders in Houston are urging people to check whether or not their vehicles are on the list for a new airbag. Continue Reading »

Jul. 12, 2016City of Houston

Mayor Turner Invites Creative Placemaking Grant Proposals

Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for Houston’s best ideas to endorse for the national Our Town grant program.

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant is interested in projects that bring arts and culture to impact community priorities such as public safety, health, blight and vacancy, environment, job creation, equity, local business development, civic participation, and/or community cohesion. Successful projects will improve the livability of communities, create opportunities for all and empower local residents. Continue Reading »